Tag: Quality of Life

February 28, 2019 3:39 PM

Madison was recently recognized as a best city for breastfeeding moms, alongside San Francisco, Chicago, San Antonio, New York, and Washington D.C. The designation highlights the Madison city breastfeeding ordinance that fines people for interfering with breastfeeding in private or public … [read more]

February 20, 2019 11:56 AM

Every February I look forward to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and I know the hundreds of honored volunteers do as well! We share a wonderful lunch, and hear from Olbrich Director Roberta Sladky, Parks Superintendent Eric Knepp and Olbrich's … [read more]

February 11, 2019 11:39 AM

I wanted to share the message below from our Streets Division regarding the unprecedented streets treatment going on today on residential streets in the City. These decisions are made after much study and discussion. The weather we have been experiencing, and will continue to experience has … [read more]

February 1, 2019 3:38 PM

After months of tireless work and unforeseen setbacks from the August floods that inundated portions of the city, it is great that Luna's Groceries – 2010 Red Arrow Trail – is now officially open for business! I was able to stop in, do some shopping, and catch up with owners Mariam and Joe … [read more]

January 18, 2019 2:27 PM

Streets Division crews will be working through the night to keep the roads safe. Once the snow begins to accumulate on the roads this afternoon, 32 trucks will be deployed to plow and salt the salt routes. Salt routes make up nearly half of the traffic lanes of Madison. They are the major … [read more]

December 10, 2018 5:12 PM

It was wonderful to present the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award to Ed Lee at our most recent Common Council meeting. Pictured above is Ed with Jeff's parents, Pam and Howard. The award was created by the Common Council to honor Madison residents who exemplify Jeff … [read more]

December 10, 2018 10:54 AM

I hope you are able to join us on Thursday December 13 from 6:30-8:30 for a discussion on Madison’s transportation system. We will have three City managers presenting their efforts in a safer, more sustainable and equitable transportation system here in Madison. Associate Professor Asli … [read more]

November 9, 2018 12:00 PM

It's not too late to sign up to attend the Neighborhood Conference and join hundreds of your friends and neighbors who are already planning to attend. This year's event, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center will feature an update on this summer's flooding, an opportunity to … [read more]

October 15, 2018 5:03 PM

It's certainly not too early to mark your calendar and register for the Mayor's Neighborhood Conference. The City of Madison Mayor's Neighborhood Conference 2018 brings together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across our city. … [read more]

October 5, 2018 3:47 PM

Help us discover Madison history! The City of Madison is creating a Historic Preservation Plan and is looking for your help in identifying the places that have shaped the cultural, social, and physical character of the city. These places, no matter how big or small, are important in … [read more]

September 28, 2018 4:10 PM

There has been some recent press coverage about this impressive milestone, Madison has been recycling for 50 years. AS one of the first cities in the country to recycle, that is something to celebrate! I encourage you to check out the brief video prepared by Madison Streets and our Madison … [read more]

August 8, 2018 1:36 PM

Behind the Madison East Shopping Center, 2707 E Washington Avenue August 13, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm In celebration of Madison's new Mural Alley, the community is invited to come together to celebrate the five murals now gracing the alleys behind the Madison East Shopping Center. Come view … [read more]

June 22, 2018 4:27 PM

The 2018 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am - 4:00pm at the Monona Terrace. The neighborhood conference is an great opportunity for residents, the business community, policy makers, and other stakeholders to come together to learn, share, and … [read more]

June 22, 2018 2:35 PM

The next time you see a City of Madison fire truck, garbage truck, dump truck or any other diesel equipment, know that it's running much cleaner today than ever before. Since April 2018, Madison has introduced biodiesel to power most of the vehicle and equipment fleet in support of the … [read more]

May 18, 2018 12:55 PM

Earlier this week the Madison Common Council approved a use agreement for Breese Stevens Field with Big Top Events, and last night, Big Top officials unveiled Madison Pro Soccer franchise as one of the founding members of the USL Division III. Play will start here next March. The teams … [read more]

May 15, 2018 3:45 PM

The City of Madison's Draft Comprehensive Plan is available for public review and comment at imaginemadison.civicomment.org. The Plan is the result of Imagine Madison, a community engagement process that reached over 15,000 Madisonians. The Comprehensive Plan is the City's high-level plan … [read more]

May 9, 2018 3:28 PM

Madison is famous for great shopping, amazing food and a talented art scene. These three community assets come together for the ultimate urban experience - the Madison Night Market! This coming THURSDAY, May 10 from 6 – 11pm, Madison's Central Business Improvement District invites the … [read more]

May 8, 2018 4:19 PM

Again this year nearly 300 students from Lake View Elementary along with 50 volunteers and staff walked to Warner Park to celebrate with poems, songs, tree planting a park clean up and a picnic. Thanks to Lake View Principal Kristi Kloos, event organizer Susie Hobart, State … [read more]

April 27, 2018 2:00 PM

I am delighted that I will be able to join hundreds of area residents at this year’s Nan Cheney March for Justice Award presentation on Thursday, May 3 at Monona Terrace. The event, sponsored by Forward Community Investments gets underway at 5:00 p.m. This year's recipient is Will … [read more]

April 26, 2018 10:39 AM

Spring is here, but there’s still plenty of road salt on sidewalks and parking lots left over from last week’s snow storm. Wisconsin Salt Wise is asking people to sweep it up before the next rainfall washes it into our waterways. Once you put salt down, it doesn’t go away. Instead, it washes … [read more]

February 20, 2018 4:54 PM

I was delighted to join over 200 mayors from across the United States to express my support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) – an essential public health protection and climate change solution that sets the first ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and helps cities transition … [read more]

December 4, 2017 1:06 PM

Mark your calendar for the Neighborhood Grant Workshop this Wednesday evening, December 6, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.. The workshop will be held in the City-County Building, Room 103A. Come to the workshop to find out how to apply for grants to fund your neighborhood project. In 2017, grants were … [read more]

July 31, 2017 4:06 PM

If it seems like you are noticing some really, really fit people in and around Madison this week, you are right! We are hosting the 2017 Reebok CrossFit games and we have thousands of athletes, families, spectators, and volunteers in Madison. CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a … [read more]

July 12, 2017 5:52 PM

It was an honor for all of us at this week's Common Council meeting to honor Ms. Sina Davis, a community leader in the Allied Drive area. We all owe her a debt of gratitude and the resolution unanimously passed is a small way to express our appreciation. WHEREAS, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, … [read more]

June 30, 2017 12:54 PM

It's hard to believe that we are approaching the 30th Anniversary of our Madison-Freiburg sister city relationship. It has been a wonderful partnership as we have shared ideas and friendships for many years. As part of the celebration, the Madison-Freiburg Sister City Committee has commissioned … [read more]

June 13, 2017 12:27 PM

There are so many reasons that summer is a wonderful time in Madison, and one of them is Make Music Madison. The all-day, all-city music festival is on the summer solstice, June 21 and there is again a full line up of venues, performances, and wonderful musicians all over the city. For … [read more]

June 8, 2017 11:25 AM

Join your neighbors and friends this weekend and throughout the summer at the Elver Park Farmers Market. The Market is the result of the efforts of the Madison West Neighborhood Association and the Prairie Hills Neighborhood Association and will run through Saturday, September 16. Hours of … [read more]

June 6, 2017 12:22 PM

Please make plans to attend Safety Saturday 2017. The event offers children and families the opportunity to learn injury and harm prevention through interactive displays and exhibits. More than 30 community partners to include many city agencies will set-up along East and West Mifflin … [read more]

June 2, 2017 2:18 PM

President Trump doesn't get it. The future is coming and it doesn't matter that the President is stuck in the dark ages. Why? Because the President may be able to unilaterally drop the US from the Paris Agreement but he can't stop, states, cities, companies, and citizens from choosing clean, … [read more]

May 25, 2017 11:25 AM

Milwaukee's population declines while Madison and surrounding areas continue to grow That is the headline in the story which I have posted below. My comment to the reporter: "We're building an economy that's designed to create a great place where people want to live and raise their … [read more]